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How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?

Did you know that you should be replacing your pillow at least every one to three years?

Your pillow is a crucial part of making sure you get a perfect night’s rest. Just like your mattress, your pillow can wear and tear. Not only do they wear over time, but pillows, if kept too long can harbor dust, mold, and bacteria! This can lead to acne, allergies, and an uptick in asthma symptoms.

How should you know if your pillow needs to be replaced?

Different pillow types have different longevities. Polyfoam, Latex, and Memory Foam tend to have longer lifespans and can last up to three years in some cases if well cared for. Polyester and Down/Feather pillows should be replaced every one to two years.

Physical signs your pillow made need replacing are lumpy or flattening pillows, and permanent odors or stains.

If you are waking up with any type of neck pain, you should consider investing in a new pillow.

If you are trying to change your sleep position, your pillow should also be replaced. Sleeping position deeply impacts what pillow you should buy for the best night's sleep. Stop by any of our locations to speak with an expert on what type of pillow is right for you.

So, you replaced your pillow, what next?

Do not throw away your old pillow! Pillows can easily be repurposed to packing materials. If you’re not packing any time soon, consider donating old pillows to your local animal shelter.

Do you want to extend the lifespan of your new pillow? Try a protective cover in between your pillow and pillowcase. If your pillow is machine washable, it should be washed every 3-6 months and dried to completion to prevent mold. If your pillow is not machine washable, spot treat stains when necessary.

No matter what, pillows do not last forever, so replacing them when needed will provide you with a good night’s rest.